|Inviting people to your funeral, are you, Sheba?|
|That's a dick move, Sheba.|
|Give Sheba a little taste of justice.|
|Ohtaka's wild imagination at work.|
|That sexy look...|
|Goddammit, Ugo. How many times have you pulled this shit?|
|Ohtaka, this shit aint cool.|
I'm not the biggest fan of Sheba as I have mentioned earlier, which may have something to do with me identifying myself mostly with villains rather than protagonists. And I'm going to be totally unbiased here and say that Sheba is a total cunt. As a ruler, she really is. She was so devoted to Solomon's ideal, which is good in a way that she had remained faithful to Solomon to the end, but she had forgotten to take the opinions and feelings of her people in to account in the midst of it.
Maybe she was too naive to not have considered the situation from their perspective, but her ignorance of the people's feelings had led Arba to manipulate them easily and ultimately brought Sheba to her death.
And we have finally confirmed that their baby is Aladdin, which was predictable but it finally being canon feels very good. And in the spirit of that, Arba being Gyouken Ren is 99.9% confirmed so we should just accept the fact that Arba stole Sheba's staff as she had "inherited Queen Sheba's will". That theory actually started out as a silly conspiracy, but it seems to be canon now. So cheers to anyone who created or supported this theory.
Now coming to more serious issues, the tools Sheba and Ugo created has Solomon's Seal on it. Which is a symbol that has been used in this manga in various places if you remember. It's two squares overlapped, creating an eight pointed star.
I'm inclined to believe that this is a corruption of the original Star of David, or more likely the original Seal of Solomon considering the amount of Abrahamaic religion references in this manga. For the latter symbolism, this seal is said to have given Prophet Solomon powers such as command over Djinns and ability to communicate with animals, according to some of the beliefs.
But what really stuns me about this symbol in this manga is that this symbol is an eight pointed star and according to this chapter (which says "the revolt of the Eight Pointed Stars), is apparently Al Thamen (which itself is a corruption of Eighth in Arabic), who had adopted the meaning behind it.
What is also noticeable is that the number 8 is very significant in this manga. Solomon, including himself, has a group of eight people. Solomon, Sheba, Wahid, Falan, Setta, Ithan, Arba and Ugo. And funnily enough, most of the names of these people are numbers in Arabic. Check the ones I have underlined.
Sinbad has eight generals that he keeps around; that is Ja'far, Masrur, Yamraiha, Sharrkan, Drakon, Pisti, Spartos, and Hinahoho. We all know this.
Maybe I'm being a little superstitious with this, but if these symbolism are intentional, Ohtaka, you're a brilliant bastard.
|You wanna say something, say it to Arba.|
|How pretty. How wonderful. How arousing.|
Also, she now has an ask.fm and tumblr. Here's your chance to harass her.Micha likes to broadcast her terrible drawing skills to the world on her DeviantArt account and talks about her life long ambition of making Yakushi Kabuto a woman, on her Skype; michasucks. Yes, with the dot. She will also respond to e-mails on her email@example.com because Amber forces her to.